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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
2 weeks ago
“Large group dinner”
May 16, 2017
“Wedding anniversary dinner”
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was lovely, company great, service VERY slow but I didn't mind as was having a great time. I would recommend having patience and a reasonablebudget

Thank nzdarl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Make reservations for this dining experience. Wonderfully prepared food with excellent presentation and service. Had the lamb rump, tomato soup and creme brûlée. Superb!

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal off of their prix fixe menu. Each of us tried one of the three selections for appetizer, entree and dessert. All were wonderful. Great wine list. Wonderful ambiance.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Had two excellent meals here. Food was great, staff friendly and efficient and lovely ambience. Beef tenderloins main and cardamom panacotta were highlights. Also had breakfast buffet here - good selection of hot and continental breakfast with the coffee machine being the only disappointment.

Thank Fourkiwis
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Was just perfect. The wine menu was very good, the waiter was lovely and the food just perfect. Well done.

Thank Jenflipcow
Reviewed May 15, 2017

the food was lovely but the sauces were odd - brown salty gravy all over salmon or chicken? The menu at the front wasn't offered - some dishes on it were available as the choice of 2 courses of three - but we were puzzled...More

Thank AnnetteRM2015
Reviewed May 15, 2017

Excellent breakfast with a huge variety to suit all tastes. So luxurious sitting under chandeliers with amazing mountain views

Thank kimz120
Reviewed May 10, 2017

Breakfast was buffet. Good selection, and most tables have views out the window. Dinner was excellent, great service and food. Prices are city prices but menu and service were worth it. Booked for a certain time and table was waiting

Thank KL4424
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Overpriced with average food. Part of our meal was cooked vegetables and one of our servings had one small carrot on it whilst the other had four carrots - a bit inconsistent! Jus was outstanding though but meat was not medium rare and a bit...More

Thank dive_revive
Reviewed April 22, 2017

I loved the room, the setting and the hotel. I have an issue where you pay top dollar only to be let down by the service and food quality. Our first night in the hotel we came to the Ruapehu room for dinner. There were...More

Thank nipitinthebud
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU
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